July 10, 2020

Refreshing summery outfit



So I hope everyone is enjoying Summer. Also, Summer sales! What happens to me when it´s sale time is that I find too many good things and I always need to choose a few of them, otherwise I would be just changing my closet every single season. And what I do it´s to pick up the goodies from the second or even third sales, I always find what I want and that way it´s not so hard for me to say no because the options are less.

Today I´m sharing a fresh and light outfit that you can check from the links. I share very similar options to these ones, linked here: the shirt is H&M, the skirt is Pull&Bear and sunnies are Alain Afflelou. I also leave you here a link to my eyeshadows palette, from Drunes.

Hope everyone have a good weekend!

Martha W.


 







June 30, 2020

P E R F O R M A N C E S



This video is a sum-up of some of my acting experiences and fashion shows that I´ve had over the last years. I´m going to briefly explain the origin of all.

When I was a kid I went to the theatre and loved the feeling, but most of it I got an idea: I wanted to be them, I wanted to act.
That´s when I joined my local Drama Club, after one year of impatiently waiting (by that time 6 years old was young to join the Club).
I spent 7 years of training and performing, doing some plays every June and having lots of fun.

When I was in high school I participated as an extra in my first movie. The film was called "Gordos", from director Daniel Sánchez Arevalo, and the result was a teenager dreaming of being an actress (but then fashion got in the way, I´ll explain it in another post).

After that period I started college in Madrid and there I enrolled in a professional Agency of Extras and Actors. There I did a few spots with brands like Vodafone, Orange, DGT and Energy XL.
One year after moving to Madrid I moved to La Rioja to finish college. In that new place, I participated in several fashion shows and projects due to what I was studying.

When I graduated from university in 2016 I moved to London for over a year. I didn´t have any acting experience but I did a fashion show at an H&M store I was working in, in Oxford Circus, and a few photo shootings.

Since I moved back to Spain I´ve participated in just a few more things: an ad for Eitb, a local TV channel from Basque Country, a spot from ECPV, a film school, and next Woody Allen movie, as an extra, called Rifkin´s Festival.

In this video you´ll see some of these experiences. Here (click there) I leave you a link to watch the full spot from ECPV, where I´m wearing big glasses and eating red candy.



I hope you enjoy my video and let me know your thoughts!


Martha W.








June 25, 2020

Jumbo Muffins



Sometimes you are just craving for some sweets but also thinking of getting something healthy and yummy. For that, I have the perfect idea: Jumbo Muffins, they´re a great homemade treat and also a good snack to end the day after a hot day at the beach, perfect to enjoy while catching up on your last Netflix series. 

I leave you here the recipe and also a link to my homemade American cookies, that I´ve used to top my muffins! For the muffin cup, I´ve used a paper cup cut as you see in the picture. Easy and eco-friendly, both important matters to keep in mind.





For the muffins                                                                             

200g white flour

100g granulated sugar                                              

100ml olive oil 

3 eggs

1/2 baking powder sachet

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For the cookies

Click here for the recipe


Mix all the ingredients together starting with the eggs and meanwhile preheat the oven, and spread a bit of butter inside the paper cups so the muffin doesn´t get glued to the cup. Leave them in the oven for around 20 minutes at 150º. 

I hope you bake them at home and let me know if so. Have a good day!

Martha W.

    

June 17, 2020

Gilmore Girls Wishlist

I know the Summer season is coming this weekend but as it´s so rainy where I live (north of Spain has the same weather as Ireland, I swear) I´ve started with Gilmore Girls already. This show is so perfect for any time of the year (especially Fall, I know) and makes you feel so cozy enjoying your coffee.

As it is a show I love I´ve decided to make a wishlist based on it for everyone who enjoys watching it too. Every product reminds me of the series, the mugs, the tartan skirt (that screams "ready for Chilton"), the trivia book... And there´s something more. The tote bag is mine! I design them with quotes and my watercolours.

I have a bunch of them in my Etsy store. This one it´s perfect because of the coffee quote but if you like illustrated or even handmade linen and embroidered tote bags you just have found the perfect place at my store.

I leave you here everything linked and I hope you enjoy the products as I´ve enjoyed finding them for you! I´m totally getting the Trivia Book!

Have a nice day!

Martha W.


June 06, 2020

Golden Hour in the fields



June is here, and as the month starts we can appreciate that the days are becoming longer. Two weeks left till next season comes and we have all the signs in the sky.

Some people may prefer sunrises because of the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, and because they bring the promise of a day. For me, the sunsets are the greatest time of the day, when after all the heat and activity, we relax as we watch the sun coming down, the lights, the colours in the sky, and then the fresh and cozy night, that tells us to go back home, like Autumn after Summer.

My dress in the pictures is H&M´s but as it is last season I´m sharing here a similar one from ASOS. What´s your favourite moment of the day, sunrise or sunset? Let me know and I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Martha W. 








June 03, 2020

Tartan skirt




Now that the weather is getting warmer I´m changing my wardrobe to Summer. In these days, wether you are or not at home you want to be comfy and fresh. That´s what I was looking for today, a hot spring day, tidying the house, having lunch in the terrace and just chilling. 

This skirt is a mixture of linen and cotton and that´s why is so fresh. I love linen clothing but it´s difficult to keep it well ironed. The look it´s Zara´s but I´m afraid it´s last season, as I´m changing my closet and haven´t started buying/ sewing new stuff.

Let me know your favourite summery looks and I hope everyone is doing well in these hard times.
I´ve been sharing my thought through my Instagram account about how I feel in this fight against racism. These last few days have been heavy for me, having a heavy heart and reading a lot to inform myself and learn. I hope everyone learns from this too so we can fight it together.

Have a nice day and see you soon,

Martha W. 



May 28, 2020

Dalgona Coffee all the way



Iced coffee is a perfect refreshment for Summer but few weeks ago I discovered something even better: Dalgona Coffee. This is a cold coffee with a creamy texture. It´s super easy to make and really good to enjoy. Here I leave you the recipe:

- 2 table spoons of powder coffee (it could be decaf)

- 1 table spoon of granulated sugar (better brown sugar)

- 1 table spoon of boiling water


Mix everything with metal rods (don´t use a fork) for about 10 minutes till it looks creamy and light brown.

Add milk and ice to your glass and top it with the coffee cream. Voila! There you have your very first Dalgona Coffee. Pd.: I love topping it with some cinnamon or cocoa powder for extra sweetness.

Hope you´ve enjoyed it!

Martha W.








May 27, 2020

Yankee Candles for Summer Season




The Summer Season is just around the corner and what a better way to feel the spirit of the season than adding some summery decorations to your home. Candles and flowers, like these joyful daisies, are my favourites.

I´ve always liked a scented candle that gives you that cozy feeling. Without exception the best ones are Yankee Candles, if you haven´t heard of them I assure you these candles are the greatest, their scents are unique and very intense. I love that the variety is such that you can find them for any season and also, for any mood. 

For example, you can get your "Home sweet home" candle for a movie night in or a "Storm Watch" candle for those who like the smell of rain. They are original so you won´t get bored trying them. If you are in a cheerful mood you can add some of the ones I´m sharing here.


The first one is "Garden Sweet Pea", it has the smell of this flower but also you can feel like you are in the middle of a garden, on a summer day. 

The second one is "Cherry Blossom", it has a floral scent but sweeter than the other one, at the end of this scent you can smell cherries.

Last but not least is the "Vanilla Cupcake", for anyone who loves delicate and sweet scents this is the candle for you. And, if you are craving for sweets, be careful not to have it close. 

The moments I love to use them are first, when I´m studying, writing or working from my little office or when I´m back from the beach, after a long day outdoors, when I want to relax with my summer blanket in front of a movie.

My candles are from a local store called Aromas de Mae, which I´m linking here for my local readers, but you can also get them directly from the Yankee Candle website and Yankee Candle Spain . The dress I´m wearing is vintage, so I´m sorry I can´t link it.

I hope you have a good day and let me know if you get or already have any of these candles!

Martha W.








May 20, 2020

Curl your Hair Without Heat



For today´s shooting I´ve used a simple method to curl my hair. It´s a non-heat way to create nice curls without damaging it and especially your trims.
I´ve been using it since I was twelve, when I didn´t own a hair curler and some pieces of fabric were super easy to get. 
It is simple and easy, and the effect depends a bit on your hair texture. For example, for mine which is very fine, I just have to wear it for an hour to see the effect. But for this tutorial I´ve worn it longer.

Here I leave you the steps:

  1.  Get a lock of hair, not too thick or it won´t curl
  2. Spray water over it so it gets a bit wet to help the process
  3. Roll it in a lace or a piece of fabric (like the one in the picture)
  4. Leave it like that from 2-3 hours (I waited 3 hours this time). The shape of your curls will depend on the time you leave the laces rolled.

If you try this at home don´t hesitate in letting me know and comment here or in my Instagram
I´d love to see how it looks!

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

Martha W.